Anchor Cross - Symbol

While the anchor cross functioned as a symbol of hope, there was also a deeper meaning to its use. During the early centuries of Christianity, persecution by the Romans was a genuine fear, thus the faithful avoided using the cross on which Jesus had been crucified as their symbol. Instead, various forms of the anchor cross materialized as ...…

The Anchor Cross - Courageous Living

Anchor Cross – Hope The Sign of the Cross "This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil." - Hebrews 6:19. In this Lenten season, as we think about the cross, it is surprising to learn this now universal symbol of Christianity was not immediately recognized as an emblem of our ...…

CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: The Anchor (as Symbol)

A real cross, standing on a sort of pedestal to the right of this, is sufficient indication that the author of the figures intended a symbolic cross in this instance. Of even greater interest in this connection is the representation of a cross-anchor with two fishes suspended from the cross-beam, also found in the cemetery of St. Priscilla.…

Anchor Cross (alternate #2) - symbols.com

While the anchor cross functioned as a symbol of hope, there was also a deeper meaning to its use. During the early centuries of Christianity, persecution by the Romans was a genuine fear, thus the faithful avoided using the cross on which Jesus had been crucified as their symbol. Instead, various forms of the anchor cross materialized as ...…

Anchor Symbol - ReligionFacts

Mar 03, 2006 · The Anchor Symbol in Christianity "We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." - Hebrews 6:17. The anchor is a very early Christian symbol that has been found in ancient catacombs. It brings together the cross and nautical Christian symbolism, and it symbolizes the Christian hope in Christ amid a turbulent world.…

Saint symbolism - Wikipedia

Christianity has used symbolism from its very beginnings. Each saint has a story and a reason why they led an exemplary life. Symbols have been used to tell these stories throughout the history of the Church. A number of Christian saints are traditionally represented by a symbol or iconic motif associated with their life, termed an attribute or emblem, in order to identify them.…